The Star Ledger Urges the Governor to Restore Family Planning Funding
Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to eliminate $7.4 million for family planning would cripple a program that helps thousands of young, low-income women at risk for unplanned pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and other illnesses. It makes little sense when the services it supported help avert much higher costs that result from delayed health check-ups.
In another nonsensical move, the state rescinded its application for a federal program that would have picked up 90 percent of the cost of expanding family planning services for this same population of uninsured young people...read more.
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